International Development, Community, and Environment

Title

Organizational Dynamics of the U.S. Logistics Industry: An Economic Geography Perspective

Document Type

Article

Abstract

Although the logistics industry provides critical services to all sectors of the economy, few studies exist in economic geography that examine and explain the organizational dynamics of this industry. This article highlights the significance of the logistics industry in contemporary industrialization and argues that an enriched understanding of the interaction between technology and space can be achieved by examining the evolution of an industry that plays a central role in the contemporary economy. We focus on dimensions that are identified as particularly important: organizational, geographic, and risk and security. © Copyright 2006 by Association of American Geographers.

Publication Title

Professional Geographer

Publication Date

8-1-2006

Volume

58

Issue

3

First Page

327

Last Page

340

ISSN

0033-0124

DOI

10.1111/j.1467-9272.2006.00571.x

Keywords

industrial organization, information technology, logistics industry, security

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